Man shot in stomach in Newry incident

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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A man is in a critical condition in Daisy Hill Hospital tonight after being shot in the Parkhead Crescent area of the city. The man, believed to be in his 50s, was shot twice in the stomach during an attack which is believed to have been carried out by two masked men. According to local people, two shots were fired at the man at around 6.30pm this evening, Saturday 23rd November. Reports suggest masked gunmen entered the man’s house and shot him twice before leaving. He was rushed to Daisy Hill hospital where he had emergency surgery and his condition is described as critical but stable. Police are currently at the scene of the shooting, which is believed to be a bungalow close to the local shop. Condemning the incident, local SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley spoke to Newry Times of his shock. “I was shocked to hear of the shooting of a man at Parkhead Cresent. I believe the victim may have been shot in the stomach.

Bradley condemned those responsible for the shooting

“This type of action has no support whatsoever in Newry and cannot be justified. It is wrong and no strategy, aims, or objectives can make it right. I would appeal to anyone who can help the police in their investigation of this crime to do so without delay,” Bradley added. Bradley’s SDLP colleague John McArdle echoed his sentiments and said he thought attacks like this were confined to the past. He added, “I hope to God whoever has done this will be caught and brought to justice.” Sinn Fein Newry Councillor Charlie Casey appealed for any witnesses to contact the police. He stated, “If someone comes to shoot someone in their home, in the current climate where everyone is trying to work hard towards peace, it has to be totally condemned. “We thought things like this had disappeared into the past. It is unfortunate and sad and if anyone knows anything about it then they should contact the police.”
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